Origin of ukase
Examples from the Web for ukase
On one occasion the Empress ordered him to draw up a ukase, which, however, a great pressure of business caused him to forget.The Memoirs of Madame Vige Lebrun|Marie Louise Elisabeth Vige-Lebrun
He did not intend to wait for the period of emancipation fixed by the ukase.
The Ukase of December 12th, 1905, was an answer of the government to the persistent political demands of the "Spring" time.Our Revolution|Leon Trotzky
And he prepared the ukase condemning his son to banishment in Uralsk, then kissed the Czar's hand.The Green Book|Mr Jkai
The protest was heeded by the Czar and the ukase was rescinded.
Word Origin for ukase
1729, "decree issued by a Russian emperor," from Russian ukaz "edict," from ukazat' "to show, decree," from Old Church Slavonic ukazati, from u-, intensive prefix, + kazati "to show, order," which is related to the first element of Casimir.